Anthony Tan's Velo Files



Velo Files: One Fine Day

20 August 2014 | 11:00 - By Anthony Tan

The headline was inapt but for Anthony Tan the message was crystal clear.

Road rules aren't made be broken. (Getty)

Road rules aren't made be broken. (Getty)

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Velo Files: Deal Then No Deal?

06 August 2014 | 13:00 - By Anthony Tan

If you're wondering why Orica-GreenEDGE hasn't signed that big-name GC rider sport director Matt White so enthusiastically said they were on the cusp of acquiring two months ago, Anthony Tan believes he has the answer.

Baby face... Was Wilco Kelderman the one that got away from Orica-GreenEDGE? (Getty)

Baby face... Was Wilco Kelderman the one that got away from Orica-GreenEDGE? (Getty)

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Velo Files: Have You Been Watching?

31 July 2014 | 21:00 - By Anthony Tan

Anthony Tan wants to know: Have you been watching the Commonwealth Games with interest - or is it nothing more than a welcome distraction from the bad news stories of the week, and if you had something better to do, you'd turn off the tele without a moment's notice? In part, he wants to know because four years from now, like it or not, the 'Comm Games' be returning to our own backyard...

Katrin Garfoot of Australia leaves the start ramp for the women's individual time trial. (Getty)

Katrin Garfoot of Australia leaves the start ramp for the women's individual time trial. (Getty)

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Velo Files: The Mentalists

24 July 2014 | 16:00 - By Anthony Tan

The Tour de France can seem such an overwhelmingly physical endeavour, and it is, but that's not to say the mind is bereft in a race like this. More often that not, in fact, it's the very thing that separates winning from losing, writes Anthony Tan.

Not the Shark, but the Mentalist: Vincenzo Nibali. (Getty)

Not the Shark, but the Mentalist: Vincenzo Nibali. (Getty)

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Velo Files: One Bad Day

22 July 2014 | 21:00 - By Anthony Tan

One bad day. All Grand Tour riders have them. But it's how you ride on those bad days that determine how you fare across three weeks, more so than your good days, that define you, writes Anthony Tan.

One bad day... Richie Porte is comforted by team-mate Mikel Nieve after dropping out of contention on Stage 10. (Getty)

One bad day... Richie Porte is comforted by team-mate Mikel Nieve after dropping out of contention on Stage 10. (Getty)

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Velo Files: Calling Valverde Out

20 July 2014 | 23:00 - By Anthony Tan

Sometimes, you have to be man enough to admit the better man won, rather than find excuses that do nothing but highlight your own failings, writes Anthony Tan.

Thumbs down for you... Anthony Tan feels Movistar leader Alejandro Valverde was being disingenuous about the reasons behind his performance Saturday, on Stage 14 of the Tour de France. (Getty)

Thumbs down for you... Anthony Tan feels Movistar leader Alejandro Valverde was being disingenuous about the reasons behind his performance Saturday, on Stage 14 of the Tour de France. (Getty)

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Velo Files: Doing A MacGyver

18 July 2014 | 14:00 - By Anthony Tan

After their phenomenal performance of yesteryear, the clock is ticking for Orica-GreenEDGE to repeat the feat at the 2014 Tour de France, or at least do something similar. They need not look far for a solution, writes Anthony Tan.

Outside the square... Tony Martin leads team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski on Stage 10 to La Planche des Belles Filles. (Getty)

Outside the square... Tony Martin leads team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski on Stage 10 to La Planche des Belles Filles. (Getty)

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Velo Files: Will Richie Win?

16 July 2014 | 16:30 - By Anthony Tan

The Tour is not over. Vincenzo Nibali has not yet won. Because so long as there's fight left in Richie Porte, there's still a contest, writes Anthony Tan.

Eye on the prize... Richie Porte. (AAP)

Eye on the prize... Richie Porte. (AAP)

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